The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority has announced that the City of Windsor is the new Essex County recycling collection contractor. The new contract commences Tuesday, December 1, 2020 and City of Windsor recycle drivers will be driving white recycling trucks.

Nothing has changed in the recycling schedule. To avoid a missed collection, residents are reminded to place
their recycle boxes out for collection no later than 6 a.m. on their scheduled collection day. In the event the new contractor is experiencing an extreme delay (i.e. weather, truck issue), the EWSWA will push out notifications via the Recycle Coach App to inform County residents. The Recycle Coach App can be downloaded for free from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android).

Tecumseh's new collection calendar will be mailed in January 2020. The current calendar does not expire.

The recycling program will remain the same with the No Plastic Bag Ban in effect, so any recycling boxes
containing plastic bags will not be collected. “Oops Stickers” will continue to be used on County
recycling collection boxes/carts to notify the residents of any issues or incorrect material in the recycle boxes. The Oops Stickers will identify any reason for a recycle box being left at the curb “uncollected”.

Please remember that bulky plastic containers like flower pots, EWSWA products (e.g., broken/old recycle
boxes/carts, green cone digesters, composters) are not included in the recycling curbside collection program, but they can be dropped off for recycling at the Windsor Public Drop Off Depot at 3560 North Service Road in

For any County resident experiencing a recycling collection issue, they can continue to contact the EWSWA via: Email:; Telephone: 1-800-563-3377; Website:;

Note: This change in contractor is for recycling collection only. It does not affect garbage or yard waste in the

For More Information Contact:
Cathy Copot-Nepszy; Manager of Waste Diversion; Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority; 519-776-6441 Ext. 1394;

Cat Griffin; Communications Specialist; Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority; 519-776-6441 Ext. 1228;